Wineries Open Cellar Doors for Behind-the-Scenes Look at Winemaking
LAKE CHELAN, WA (Nov 5, 2015) — The Lake Chelan Wine Valley will kick off the holiday season with a weekend of tasting future wine releases straight from the barrel on November 27 through 29.
Fall Barrel Tasting takes place each year on the weekend after Thanksgiving and offers visitors the rare chance to experience young, unfinished wines before they’re released to the public. Guests will explore the use of different oak treatments and their impact on the taste, color, tannin and texture of the wine. Guests can visit winery cellar rooms for exclusive tastings with local winemakers and purchase upcoming vintages of some of their favorite wines.
|At Hard Row to Hoe Winery.|
* Updates 11/13/15 More Lake Chelan wineries have contacted me. Don't miss out!
I welcome more notices from Lake Chelan wineries pouring for this event.
ATAM WINERY is also participating in this event. We are offering German style wines (no chemicals and no sulfites added). There is also LIVE-MUSIC on Sat. from 2-5 pm. We have one of the best views across Lake Chelan and some of the finest wines Lake Chelan can offer!
CHELAN RIDGE WINERY will be open for fall barrel tasting Nov. 27-29, 2015, from 12-5pm. Join us as we sample our 2013 Chelan Ridge Estate Cabernet Franc straight from the barrel. We also will be offering a 50% discount on cases of our 2014 Chelan Ridge Estate Syrah Rose and a 25% discount on 1/2 cases of the Rose. Beer is available for purchase and we are dog friendly.
Wines that will be offered to taste throughout the weekend include the following.
Benson Vineyards - Two estate red wines
Cairdeas Winery – Grenache
Chelan Estate Winery - 2010 Estate Pinot Noir and French Oaked 2013 Chardonnay/Roussanne/Viognier
Hard Row to Hoe - Two different Lake Chelan Syrahs, one grown on the South Shore and one grown on the North Shore
Karma Vineyards - 2014 Mouvedre and Tempranillo used for port
Rio Vista wines – Vertical tastings of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Tsillan Cellars - 2014 Estate Red
Tunnel Hill Winery - 2013 Estate Pinot noir
Vin du Lac Winery - Library wine flights including Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from 2005
“The winemakers in our area have been blessed with three successive high quality vintages from 2013 to 2015,” said C.R. Sandidge winemaker Ray Sandidge. “So no matter what your taste, there’s a wine in Lake Chelan waiting to rock your world.” He went on to say that Fall Barrel Tasting is a great event because visitors can meet the winemakers, taste some great wines and enjoy a bite by the lake.
Guests that extend their wine tasting visit can enjoy some of the wonderful fall recreation Lake Chelan has to offer, including golf, mountain biking and hiking. Small-town charm abounds in Downtown Chelan and Manson, with shopping and dining options for every taste.
About Lake Chelan Wine Valley: Lake Chelan Wine Valley is a thriving community of 22 wineries that are attracting attention from winemakers, grape growers and wine enthusiasts. The Valley was recognized as an AVA in the Federal Register in April 2009. Located in the heart of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, Lake Chelan is a scenic destination three hours east of Seattle, situated on a pristine 50.5-mile lake.
Throughout the year, Lake Chelan visitors tour vineyards, meet the winemakers, taste award-winning wines and dine at many winery restaurants – the perfect wine-lovers destination. Some of the varieties that flourish in the Valley include Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Viognier.
Learn more at www.lakechelanwinevalley.com.